Roman Catholics: The Reporter Stands Firm

ROMAN CATHOLICS

The Reporter Stands Firm

Kansas City's Bishop Charles H. Helmsing last month accused the lay-edited National Catholic Reporter of turning itself into "a platform for the airing of heretical views" (TIME, Oct. 18). In an editorial for the current issue written by Founding Editor Robert Hoyt, the N.C.R. refuses to backtrack. Hoyt agreed that the bishop had the right to criticize the paper, but the editor charged that the condemnation statement "attempts to make the paper an outlaw publication, but without anything faintly resembling due process of law. It is...

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